The Big Sales Pitch
Well, the Wednesday night portion of the DNC was more then a little interesting. I’ve never seen so many politically connected people running around like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off, somewhat of a usual state for the left but, I digress. I have to admit watching Senator Durbin go through a complete meltdown over Brett Baier’s question, “Are you better off today then four years ago?”, was one of the most pleasurable moments of the whole two days but, yesterday was just plain weird.
Sandra Fluke, Dem “expert witness” on women’s health care said a Romney Presidency would mean a “bigoted” America. Huh? I don’t think any of this is about choice. It’s more about an agenda to eliminate choice. We’re all supposed to march lockstep for the leftist agenda. “Choice” is a huge word but, the left has marginalized it to mean only one thing.
I could not believe the Democrats put Sandra Fluke on in prime time. She was pathetic, a self-absorbed self-pitying self-ish caricature of the entitlement mentality.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz completely lost it. Living in an alternate reality does have a price. She’s a lot of fun to watch as she tries to explain her consistent lies. When confronted she runs away. She really is the gift that keeps on giving, just like Biden.
DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse did not respond to a request for comment regarding the cancellations, which came after reports that the party had put “God” back on the platform and affirmed Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Wasserman Schultz went on CNN tonight and denied reports of “discord” with the White House over the party’s decision to include the terms, claiming the party had “a two-thirds vote” on the issue.
”Did you really think that it was two-thirds? It seemed like a lot of people felt like it wasn’t quite there,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked.
“It was absolutely a two-thirds,” Wasserman Schultz said.
After the interview, CNN host Anderson Cooper said Wasserman Schultz’s version of events was “an alternate reality.”
and just in case you may have missed it….
Bill Clinton gave one very strange speech. He had very positive things to say about the Bush family, how closely they work together on humanitarian causes. He even stated those who don’t agree with the left are not “evil people”. He seemed to be endorsing his own Presidency and not that of Obama. He did forget to mention his move to the center and, working with Repubs in Congress, was the real reason for his successful Presidency. He also forgot to mention his involvement with the Fannie Mae meltdown.
In 1999, Fannie Mae came under pressure from the Clinton administration to expand mortgage loans to low and moderate income borrowers by increasing the ratios of their loan portfolios in distressed inner city areas designated in the CRA of 1977. Additionally, institutions in the primary mortgage market pressed Fannie Mae to ease credit requirements on the mortgages it was willing to purchase, enabling them to make loans to subprime borrowers at interest rates higher than conventional loans.
In 1999, The New York Times reported that with the corporation’s move towards the subprime market “Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk, which may not pose any difficulties during flush economic times. But the government-subsidized corporation may run into trouble in an economic downturn, prompting a government rescue similar to that of the savings and loan industry in the 1980s.” Alex Berenson of The New York Times reported in 2003 that Fannie Mae’s risk is much larger than is commonly held.Nassim Taleb wrote in The Black Swan: “The government-sponsored institution Fannie Mae, when I look at its risks, seems to be sitting on a barrel of dynamite, vulnerable to the slightest hiccup.
I’m with Charles Krauthammer on this one;
“This is one of the strangest nomination speeches, I think, ever given,” he continued. “It was a kind of an amalgam between a State of the Union address, a policy wonk seminar and what sounded to me like a campaign speech for a third Clinton term. Obama was sort of incidental. He’d be shoved in every once in a while in the speech as a way to say, ‘well, he thinks as I do.’”
Branco cartoon via http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/09/branco-cartoon-bad-forecast/
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